William Morris Gallery

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The William Morris Gallery is the only public gallery devoted to the life and legacy of William Morris: designer, craftsman, socialist.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery, Historic house or home

Opening hours

Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm
Pre-booked groups and school visits also welcome on Tuesdays, 10am-5pm

Admission charges

Free of charge

Collection details

Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Design, Social History, Literature

Key artists and exhibits

  • john henry dearle
  • charles voysey
  • william de morgan
  • arts and crafts
  • william morris
  • frank brangwyn
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Icelandic beach

Iceland: Questions of Travel with Lavinia Greenlaw and Ösp Eldjárn

  • 26 October 2017 8-10pm

For Museums at Night the William Morris Gallery presents a night of poetry, discussion and music inspired by William Morris's travels in Iceland.

On trips to Iceland in the 1870s, Morris fell in love with its natural history, mythology and literary traditions. He described the Icelandic landscape as “the most romantic of all deserts” and his experiences on the island greatly influenced his future political and aesthetic commitments.

Writer and poet Lavinia Greenlaw will read from her critically acclaimed book 'Questions of Travel: William Morris in Iceland' and discuss what Morris's Icelandic journals can tell us about the nature of travel. There will also be a live performance from Icelandic folk singer Ösp Eldjárn, whose soaring melody-led songs bring a contemporary songwriting approach to the musical heritage of her homeland.

Visitors can view the Gallery’s Iceland display – featuring souvenirs Morris brought back from his trips - and explore its landmark exhibition on May Morris, William’s daughter, who shared her father’s passion for Iceland.

Curated with Vine Collective/Third Nature.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children


£12 (£8 concessions)



William Morris Gallery
Lloyd Park
Forest Road
Greater London
E17 4PP






020 8496 4390

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